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2016 September 16
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is looking for Kansas cattle producers to participate in a study to determine the prevalence of bovine anaplasmosis in cow herds within the state and to investigate management risk factors associated with blood test results.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
meeting earlier this month with a high desert range and operation tour in southern Idaho. The meeting drew more than 150 public lands ranchers along with affiliate representatives to engage in the grassroots policy process, hear from agency officials, and discuss critical issues that are impacting the West.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
Along with research, development, training, and education related to agriculture, the nation’s Extension programs have fully embraced the digital age. Both the University of Missouri (MU) and Kansas State University (K-State) Extensions have announced new digital tools to help farmers and ranchers recently.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states.


2016 September 16
Cow/calf producers can’t buy insurance to protect their cattle, but good livestock stewardship will go a long way toward making sure the animals stay in good health, according to Gerald Stokka, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.


2016 September 16
The tradition of calling an auctioneer “colonel” can be traced to the Civil War. After a battle, the winning side would scour the battlefield and collect all the equipment and personal belongings of the deceased. These items were then displayed and auctioned.


2016 September 16
As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?” The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports.




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